Monday, August 30, 2010

Bootcamp Bonanza

My house it finally pneumonia free. I am just thanking God for keeping me from getting it. There is no way I could have taken care of my family, while they were sick, if I had pneumonia.

Today was my first day of Bootcamp at Fuel Fitness. I woke up at 5am and drank a bottle of water and ate half of this amazing Clif Bar you see below. By 5:50 I was at bootcamp and so excited to start my first workout!

And then it began! My excitement turned into sweat and tears. Just kidding! Although I was almost in tears a few times. Now I know why it is called "Bootcamp". It is tough! I was expecting it to be hard. It's just that I thought my body would handle it better. Today's Bootcamp showed me how out of shape I am. I really shouldn't be surprised but I guess part of me was hoping that because I lost so much weight I would automatically be in great shape. I discovered today that it doesn't work that way.

I had to admit to myself today that I really haven't exercised much at all in the past 3-6 months. That was hard for me to admit that the time flew by and I didn't exercise. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by my lack of weight loss in the past 6 months.

Today was an eye opener for me. I realized that my abs are really lacking. I could barely do some of the ab moves. I thought that there was something wrong with me. Luckily, Randy, one of the instructors told me that it is normal for someone who has had children to feel like this. I'm so glad she was there to reassure me that it was normal. I just hope it gets easier.

Today's workout was really tough. To the point that every muscle in my body felt like jelly when I got home. That's how I know it is working. I seriously can feel it everywhere. The awesome part was that when I was doing the exercises, Marc and Randy, really pushed me to have the right form. I know that doesn't sound awesome but I could feel my muscles pulling in every exercise I did. It was tough at the time but now that I think back it was really cool to feel every muscle you work on as you are working on it.

It was a great workout and now that it is over I am so ready to go back. It was harder then any workout I have ever done but I'm sure I am going to see the results a lot quicker then usual. The only bad part was that I didn't know anyone there. It's always more fun to workout with a friend. If anyone lives near me and wants a good workout please come and join me. It would be nice to see some familiar faces. :)

After I took my daughter to school I was starving. This is what I made for myself.

A yummy green smoothie! It's actually my chocolate peanut butter cheesecake smoothie with lots of spinach added! It was so good and filled me up. I really love my spinach smoothies. They taste the same as the usual smoothie but I know it is so much healthier because of the spinach. They make a great snack too!

I go back to Bootcamp at Fuel Fitness on Wednesday morning. I am really hoping my body is recovered by then. A hot tub would be nice right about now.


Bootcamp Bonanza!

My first week of Bootcamp wouldn't be the same if I didn't have a giveaway or maybe even a few giveaway's to offer to my readers. That's why I am having a Bootcamp Bonanza!!! Every time I go to Bootcamp at Fuel Fitness during my first week I will be posting a Giveaway.

Check back later today for our first Giveaway!


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Good for you for getting back to the exercise.

Anonymous said...

dont forget to do extra stretching if your body needs it. and epson salts in the tub or foot bath may help. ooh it hurts so good!

Unknown said...

I've been going to Bootcamp since May. At first, I thought it would get easier. When it does, Mark and the team pushed me to keep pushing myself. There are beginner and advanced moves. Sometimes, when I'm exhausted, I need to go back to an easier move; but I always make sure I'm giving it all I've got. I'm stronger, more limber, and while my weight has stayed the same, I've gone down another 4 inches in pants sizes. (and those are started to get loose now)

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